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ACT OF GRACE, Scotch law. The name by which the statute which provides for the aliment of prisoners confined for civil debts, is usually known.
     2. This statute provides that where a prisoner for debt declares upon oath, before the magistrate of the jurisdiction, that he has not wherewith to maintain himself, the magistrate may set him it liberty, if the creditor, in consequence of whose diligence he was imprisoned, does not aliment him within ten days after intimation for that purpose. 1695, c. 32; Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 4, 3, 14. This is somewhat similar to a provision in the insolvent act of Pennsylvania.

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Clemency is a kingly power that allows the president to offer official forgiveness as an "act of grace." The vast majority of pardons by recent presidents have gone to non-violent offenders who have served their time.
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Since creation is the first sign of God's grace, honouring and protecting creation is a celebration of the Creator's act of grace in making the universe.
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My takeaway lesson was that an act of grace will always prevail over a difference of opinion.--Justin Chang
"It was an act of faith in a friendly government that the government of India did not oppose this request (for leave), and an act of grace on the part of the Supreme Court of India to grant the permission sought for," he said in a statement on Wednesday.